Not one team attending the Tecumseh varsity volleyball tournament on Thursday, Aug. 26, could match the intensity of the hosts with the Indians going undefeated at 6-0 to win the title.
Tecumseh downed Columbia Central 25-16, 25-14 to start the day in pool play. The Indians followed with a solid 25-14, 25-18 win over Riverview, the team that would advance to the final. Tecumseh finished out pool play with a 25-12, 25-15 win over Napoleon and a 25-11, 25-18 win over Summerfield.
Onsted faced the Indians in a semifinal and lost 25-21, 25-19. Tecumseh finished its tournament with a 25-9, 25-19 win over Riverview.
Kelsey Berrington had an outstanding day, recording 46 kills, 35 assists and 35 digs. She served 53-54 with 38 points and 11 aces.
Carly Tillotson added 58 assists and 20 aces while Sarah Sailus added 21 kills. Chelsea Hutchison finished with 28 digs; Jordyn Norkey, 15 kills and 26 digs; Hannah Galloway, 10 blocks and Gabby Nowak, 28-28 serving with six aces.
In its opening season match at Ida on Tuesday, Aug. 24, Tecumseh won 23-25, 25-21, 31-29, 25-14.
Berrington finished the day with 20 kills and 15 assists while Tillotson had 23 assists and served 23-25 with 13 points and four aces. Tecumseh’s Sam Diehl added nine kills; Hannah Galloway, four blocks; Sarah Sailus, three blocks; Chelsea Hutchison, 11 digs and 19-19 serving with 14 points and Norkey, 10 digs.
The Indians split at Bedford on Tuesday, defeating Monroe 25-17, 25-14, 25-20 but falling 16-25, 13-25, 22-25 to Bedford.
Berrington finished with 32 kills, 21 assists and eight aces while Tillotson had 34 assists and 13 digs. She served 29-for-29 with 18 points. Sailus had 13 kills and three blocks while Norkey had 14 digs.
Jordyn Norkey (l) and Sarah Sailus (4) helped the Indians defeat Riverview during pool play. The Indians also defeated Riverview in the final to win the Tecumseh Invitational. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.